Skunk meaning

skŭngk
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(slang) Marijuana.
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(slang) A person regarded as obnoxious or despicable.
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To spray with the foul-smelling liquid of a skunk.

The dog got skunked.

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(informal) A despicable, offensive person.
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(slang) Short for skunkweed (marijuana).
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(slang) To defeat overwhelmingly in a game or contest; often, specif., to keep (an opponent) from scoring any points.
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Any of various small mammals, of the family Mephitidae, native to North and Central America, having a glossy black with a white coat and two musk glands at the base of the tail for emitting a noxious smell as a defensive measure.
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(slang) A despicable person.
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(slang) A walkover victory in sports or board games, as when the opposing side is unable to score. Compare shutout.
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(cribbage) A win by 30 or more points.
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To defeat so badly as to prevent any opposing points.

I skunked him at cards.

We fished all day but the lake skunked us.

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(cribbage) To win by 30 or more points.
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(intransitive, of beer) To go bad, to spoil.
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A member of a hybrid skinhead and punk subculture.
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Origin of skunk

  • Of Massachusett origin ultimately from Proto-Algonquian šeka·kwa šek- urine -a·kw fox, bushy-tailed animal

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • At first spelt squunck, from the Abenaki name for the animal, segôgw, segonku (“he who squirts / urinates”), from Proto-Algonquian *šeka·kwa, from *šek- (“to urinate”) (whence Abenaki seg-) + *(w)a·kw(ehsa) (“fox”) (whence Abenaki (w)ôkw(ses)).

    From Wiktionary

  • Blend of skinhead and punk, influenced by the animal (Etymology 1).

    From Wiktionary